Clinical Services

The Ocean Road Cancer Institute (ORCI) is one of the oldest health institutes in Tanzania deals with the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer.
The three components which have improved survival in cancer are:

  • Prevention - This is by reduction of risk factors like tobacco and alcohol consumption
  • Early diagnosis - Screening of common cancers and comprehensive diagnosis and staging
  • Treatment - Multimodality management by discussion in tumor board and treatment in a comprehensive cancer centre
  • Cancers are often managed through discussion on multi-disciplinary cancer conferences where medical oncologist, radiation oncologist, pathologist, radiologist and organ specific oncologists meet to find the best possible management for an individual patient considering the physical, social, psychological, emotional and financial status of the patients.
    It is very important for oncologists to keep updated of the latest advancements in oncology, as changes in management of cancer are quite common.
    All eligible patients in whom cancer progresses and for whom no standard of care treatment options are available should be enrolled in a clinical trial.

    Pharmacy

    The Ocean Road Pharmacy Section is under the Directorate of Medical Services. It is generally deal with issues related to pharmaceuticals (procurement from MSD, storage, handling and dispensing of medicines to the patients).. readMore

    Nursing Services

    The Nursing Services, guided by the strategic vision of the ORCI, seeks to provide care that meets the physical, social, emotional and spiritual needs of the patient, without discrimination, and to support.. readMore

    Laboratory

    Our Laboratory services deals with Clinical specimens in order to obtain information about the health of a patient as pertaining to the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease especially cancer.. readMore

    Palliative Care

    This section deals with improvement of quality of life of patients and their families facing problems associated with life threatening conditions, through prevention and relief of suffering, early identification.. readMore